The British are desperate to shorten the length of WW2 and propose a daring raid to smash Germany's industrial heart. At first the objective looks impossible until a British scientist invents an ingenious weapon capable of destroying the planned target. Written by
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The dramatic true-life story of the men who broke the Nazis' back!
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Did You Know?
In two shots of flights of three Lancasters taking off on the mission, each has a gap in the ventral fuselage where the bomb should be. Later shots of the bombers in flight have the weapon showing as a semicircular bulge in the same place - the silhouette of the bomb was presumably added in post-production, with the take-off sequence forgotten about. See more
[Harris arrives in the Operations Room to follow the progress of the attack. Officers in the room come to attention and salute
Well, Cocky, how's it going?
Air Vice-Marshal Cochrane
All right so far, sir. The first wave's about twenty miles from the Dutch coast. Enemy radar has probably picked them up by now
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